8 Day Porto & Estoril Fly & Drive

Air & Land

Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - VW UP or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Economy Manual - Renaukt Clio or Similar

    • 1-3 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Compact Manual - Renault Megane or Similar

    • 1-3 passengers
    • 1 Large & 1 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Full Size Automatic - Audi A4 or similar

    • 1-6 passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Full Size Manual - VW Transporter or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

Featured Hotels

Plan B
Hotel Londres
Plan A
Crown Plaza Porto
Vila Gale Estoril

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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land
Mar 27  (Sold Out) $1049*
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land
Mar 27  (Sold Out) $979*

*Not Included:
Car rental fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.

Additional Information:
Drivers must be at least 21 years old to rent a vehicle. Additionally, drivers must be 25 years old in order to rent a Full Size vehicle (FDAR and FVMR). A valid drivers license issued a minimum of 12 months prior to rental along with an international driving permit is required for all renters. There is a maximum age of 79 years old for all car types.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from two to four hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. This is an independent program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Lisbon, Portugal

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Lisbon, Drive to Porto
Arrive in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Pick-up your reserved vehicle at the airport's car rental facility and drive to the coastal city of Porto. After check-in, spend time at leisure to explore Portugal’s second largest city. The region is famous for the production of Port
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 191 miles*
Overnight: Porto

DAY 3, Friday - Explore Porto
Begin the day with a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, and visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall. Continue with a visit to the oldest district of the city, the Ribeira, filled with narrow cobbled streets, ancient homes and a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars. Conclude your day with a visit to a Port Wine Cellar to learn about the traditional brewing process and a chance to sample some of the finest Port vintages
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Historic Coimbra
This morning, drive south through the Buçaco National Park to Coimbra, on the banks of the river Mondego, the third-largest city in Portugal. Visit the university of Coimbra, among the oldest universities in Europe, with more than 700 years of history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Santa Cruz Monastery & Church, best known as Igreja da Santa Cruz. The ancient church houses the tomb of the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques Afterward, head to the botanical gardens, one of the largest botanical gardens in Portugal and one of the most beautiful in Europe, with terraced formal gardens and densely populated foliage areas including many exotic trees. Afterward, return to Porto
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 162 miles*
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Depart Porto, Lisbon, Estoril
This morning, depart Porto and head south. Stop in Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, over 2,000 years old, and capital of Portugal since 1147. View the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, a monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery. Continue to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of the country’s power and wealth and resting place of explorer Vasco de Gama. Afterward, take a walk along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the old Fisherman’s Quarter, nestled between the Grand Castle and the River Tagus. Afterward, continue to the resort town of Estoril and check into your hotel
Drive Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Distance: 209 miles*
Overnight: Estoril
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Discover Obidos, Alcobaça and Nazaré
Start your day with a northbound drive to medieval Obidos, with its historic center, a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and beautiful vistas. Visit Óbidos Castle, perched at the highest point of the town, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Make sure to taste Ginja de Óbidos, a traditional sour cherry liquor before continuing to Alcobaça. Here, visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was founded in the 12th century by the first Portuguese King, Alfonso I. It was the first building in Portugal to adopt the Gothic style and is the largest church in the country. See the decorated tombs of King Pedro I and his lover Inês de Castro. Before heading back, stop at the charming fishing town of Nazaré, that retains the colorful fishing traditions. Here, it’s not uncommon to encounter fishmongers who still wear the traditional seven skirts
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 195 miles*
Overnight: Estoril or Cascais
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Today, head to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, and ancient summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing magnificent azulejos - ceramic tiles, including some authentic Mudéjar Azulejos with Moorish geometric motifs. Continue with another former royal residence, the Pena Palace, built in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II. The castle is Inspired by German Romantic architecture with a blend of Moorish and Manueline styles. Its dramatic interiors are designed to reflect influences from the Middle East and European Baroque. Drive to Cabo da Roca, a rugged headland that marks the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Don't forget to obtain the document from the tourism office certifying your visit. Proceed to the lighthouse and walk along the cliffs offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean
Drive Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Distance: 35 miles*
Overnight: Estoril or Cascais
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Portugal
Drive to Lisbon airport and return your vehicle at the car rental facility, prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 45 minutes
Distance: 25 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note: This is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as: specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

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Featured Hotels

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